God has given us an opportunity to be repaired through Jesus. God takes our broken bodies, broken minds, broken hearts and broken souls and makes something beautiful from the pieces.
God allows us to remember, and then welcomes us home, even though we don’t deserve it.
In reading today’s passage, during this season of Lent, I am reminded that completing some of the most important “tasks” in my life is itself not the goal. Instead, these tasks serve as means to continuously progress towards much larger and long-term goals for myself, and our world.
Psalm 32:9 encourages us to “not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,” but how do we become unbridled?
In this preparatory season, we take time to acknowledge our brokenness that prompted our search for renewal, and we clear our souls’ workspaces to start dreaming.
God’s open arms, symbolic of the erasure of our sins through the death of Christ, remain an invitation to all and should be our true focus during this season of Lent.
I invite you to repent daily during this Lenten season—to find time every day to reorient yourselves in the embrace of a loving God and to share that love in your daily life.
In spite of our struggles, we are assured of God’s constant love and presence with us, as we cling together to Christ throughout our journey of faith.
We have 35+ appetites ready to take the place of our need for God and a 24/7/365 consumer culture ready to sate them.
Isaiah 55 extends an invitation to abundant life, though that abundant life remains elusive. We know that our thoughts are not the Lord’s thoughts, our ways are not the Lord’s ways. The Lord’s ways and thoughts are higher, like the heavens.